- Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. and Kawasaki Heavy Industries have begun a joint study to develop hydrogen engines for motorcycles.
- In addition to Honda and Suzuki, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announced on the 13th that they have begun researching hydrogen engines for motorcycles.
- They will be joined by Honda and Suzuki.
Yamaha Motor is developing hydrogen engine technology for possible use in its two-wheeled vehicles, ROV (four-wheeled recreational off-highway vehicle) series, and other products. To accelerate this technology development, it is preparing to introduce new equipment and is strengthening its in-house development structure.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Yamaha Motor have started considerations toward the joint development of a hydrogen engine for possible use in two-wheeled vehicles. Going forward, they are planned to be joined by Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and Suzuki Motor Corporation, and the four companies intend to jointly explore the possibility of achieving carbon neutrality through the use of internal combustion engines in two-wheeled vehicles. To maintain a distinct line between cooperation and competition, they intend to proceed after establishing a framework that will clearly define areas of cooperation and collaborative research.